‘Golf not for certain class’

Femi Atolagbe

T he Proprietor of Cross Creek Golf Club of Ilado, in Akure, Mr. Sola Abidakun has said it’s not true that golf is for certain class in the society.

Abidakun stated this when he hosted members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ondo State Chapter on a familiarisation visit to the golf course.

The legal practitioner, who noted that interest and passion for the game is key, saying it is meant for all categories of people irrespective of class and status.

He said: “Let me use this opportunity to inform you that the insinuation that golf is for the rich is not true, it is for everyone, irrespective of class or financial status, all that is needed is interest,” he said.

Abidakun, encouraged members of the sports writing profession and other interested individuals to get involved in the game by leveraging on the available opportunity and facility at the Ilado golf course.

According to him, the benefits of the game are too numerous to mention ranging from mental and physical health condition.

He appealed to the state government to help bridge the infrastructural gaps in the area especially the road leading to the golf course which according to him is not encouraging.

Abidakun also enjoined the state government to put the state owned golf course in Idanre in good condition to further promote the economic prosperity of the state and its people.

He said his Cross Creek Golf club would host a competition that would attract more professional players in March, which would in turn boost the economy of the state.

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The Captain of the Golf Course, Mr Isaac Shedowo, said the game of golf is good and patterned towards the reality of life.

According to him, the game is about planning, precision and seriousness.

The Chairman of SWAN, Segun Giwa, appreciated the founder and the entire club members for the opportunity to know more about the game of golf.

Giwa assured the club of support from sports writers and regular interface with the club.

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